NATIONAL SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
PROGRAMME SOCIAL SECURITY PENSIONS
Government of India introduced National Social Assistance Programme
(NSAP) w.e.f. 15.8.1995 with a view to support minimum needs of the
poor destitutes having little or no regular means of subsistence
from their own source of income or through financial support from
their family members. One of the components is National Old Age
Pension scheme. Under the scheme poor destitute old aged persons of
65 and above are extended support at the rate of Rs.75/- per
pensioner per month.
The Government of
Andhra Pradesh decided to bring the disbursement of all pensions
under one umbrella by transferring the widow pensions from Social
Welfare Department and disabled pensions from Disabled Welfare
Department to the Rural Development Department w.e.f. 1.4.2006.
The amount of pension was Rs. 75/-
per month till 2005-06. From the year 2005-06, it was increased Rs.
100/- per month and from 2006-07, the amount of pension has been
increased from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 200/- per month for all the pensions
under Old Age, Weavers, Widows, Disabled and INDIRAMMA.
Further, the Government has
introduced INDIRAMMA programme w.e.f. 01.04.2006 to develop model
villages and towns on the concept of saturation of identified basic
infrastructure facilities and welfare measures in a phased manner
covering a period of three years. Sanctioning of pensions to the
entire eligible persons is one among the nine basic amenities
identified under INDIRAMMA.
for getting the Old Age, Weavers, Widows and Disabled pensions is as
Eligibility criteria common to all pensions
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